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Themed Wirral Road Names #949774
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There are quite a lot of these around but I'd be interested in the ones I'm not familiar with.

To kick it off.

The Poets in Rock Ferry (Tennyson, Shakespeare, Kipling, Wordsworth and Ruskin).

The Prime Ministers by Birkenhead Park (Morley, Churchill, Lloyd, Curzon, Hartington and Asquith)

The River Streets [as was] (Alwen, Avon, Brenig, Ribble, Severn, Shannon, Solway, Tees, Tweed, Tyne)

Classic architecture in Rock Ferry (Corinthian Ionic, Gothic and Doric)

Flowers in Claughton (Shamrock, Crocus, Speedwell, Primrose, Iris, Bluebell, Snowdrop, Daffodil, Woodsorrel, Tulip, Violet and Valerian)

Hills in Prenton (Mendip, Clee, Cotswold, Brecon, Chiltern, Pennine, Ben Nevis and Snowdon)


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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949797
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St Paul road Seacombe has Luke St, James St, and Peter St that run off it.

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949798
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One point, did Claughton take the names from flowers, or from the ferry boats, or maybe the ferry boats took their names from Claughton ?
Birkenhead used local place names such as Woodchurch and Claughton, and Wallasey used flowers, such as Violet 1883,Crocus 1884,Snowdrop 1885...


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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949799
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I know the Vikings had a huge settlement in thingwall, "thing" means meeting place, and therefore got its name after enclosing themselves in by building a wall. Thingwall....

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949802
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West Kirby..... Monk's Way, Priory Road, Rectum Road, Church Road, Abbey Road.


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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949803
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Noctorum - Lake District lake names. Windermere, Thirlmere, Grassmere, Rydal, Coniston etc

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: PlasticScouser] #949804
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leasowe, explorers
shackleton road
grant road,
hudson road
livingstone road
baffin close
raleigh road
frobisher road
cook road
drake road
maybe more.....


cos i'm that kinda guy...
Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949814
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They're not themed names as such, but many streets in Birkenhead were named after prominent men who had played a part in the development of the town in the 19th century - Laird, Price, Cleveland, Brassey, Hind, Jackson, etc. In other cases, people who had originally bought the land in a particular area had a street named after them. Virtually all of the land originally belonged to the Lord of the Manor, Francis Price.

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949826
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In Seacombe,probably long since gone,battles and scenes there of;- Bosnia ,Alma,and I seem to recall Sevastopol.
Also some after European cities;- Geneva,Lucerne and Naples roads.

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: granny] #949832
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Originally Posted by granny
West Kirby..... Monk's Way, Priory Road, Rectum Road, Church Road, Abbey Road.


Rectum Road ??

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949844
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper

Hills in Prenton (Mendip, Clee, Cotswold, Brecon, Chiltern, Pennine, Ben Nevis and Snowdon)


I think we need to separate the roads of the post-war Mount Estate, centred on the ancient Mount Rd. (oh, you missed out Cheviot), from the older, 1926, Tranmere Hall Estate: Ben Nevis, where I spent my childhood, Snowdon, Ingleborough and Malvern. On this estate, the East/West roads are Everest, Mallory and Irvine.
The Mount Estate may be Prenton, although some would call it Higher Tranmere: Tranmere Hall Estate is definitely Tranmere, not Prenton.


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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: chriskay] #949846
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The roads off Thornton Rd, which runs from the top of the Lever Causeway to Borough Rd. Thornton Rd. presumably because it led to Thornton Hough via the causeway. Off this there's Thornton, Gayton, Heswall and Brimstage Avenues, and Raby Grove. The only odd one is Harley Avenue; was that the name of the developer?


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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949854
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Curzon, Lloyd, Hartington, Asquith, Morley and Churchill. All Avenues off Park Road North. And then he reread the posts and saw that they'd all been mentioned before, doh!

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Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: diggingdeeper] #949863
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I started a thread looking for these well over a year ago. leasowe has roads off Reeds Lane named after famous Racecourses, probably due to the horse racing links with the old racecourse that was there...

EPSOM, Newbury, Aintree, Goodwood and Cheltenham.

Not to mention the Rugby links by the Rugby Club as well...

Twickenham & Murrayfield for grounds, and Blackheath after the oldest known club in the world.

Re: Themed Wirral Road Names [Re: zigzagwanderer] #949901
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ZigZag.....was just wondering if everyone was awake . laugh

Inatimate 1, I remember your thread. Did you find anymore out about De Grouchy Street?

Last edited by granny; 6th Jun 2015 6:19pm.

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